NEF Consulting provides robust analysis, design and mapping of national, regional and local labour markets. We provide analyses of issues such as:
- Job quality and pay.
- Skills and qualifications.
- Impacts of Covid-19, decarbonisation, and automation.
Our analysis and research of labour markets supports:
- Insight-led communication strategies and campaigns to leverage change nationally.
- Local and regional strategies for jobs, skills, and business support.
Who we work with…
- Charitable trusts and foundations with a focus on the labour market.
- Unions in their work on conditions, pay and skills within the labour force.
- Professional bodies, membership organisations, and community organising or campaigning groups.
- Investigative governmental commissions.
- Combined authorities, local economic partnerships (LEPs), London borough councils, other local authorities.
Building a better future with good quality green jobs
We work with you to:
- Leverage change in the labour market with the support of robust analysis and research.
- Develop local strategies to support the creation of good quality, green jobs that pay a living wage.
How we work with you
Our approach is collaborative, working closely with your teams, and is likely to include:
- An initial meeting to explore key themes.
- Discussions of key methodological decisions, informed by preliminary analysis.
- Presentations of interim and final results.
- Digestible reports and excel databanks to underpin key research findings.
Our work on labour markets
Examples of where we have supported recent projects include:
- Analysis of the prevalence of low-paid, insecure work in the UK over the past 20 years to support the insight-led communications strategy of the Living Wage Foundation. The findings were informed by an analysis of the impact of the coronavirus crisis on low-paid insecure work.
- Intersectional analysis of the impact on earnings of the coronavirus crisis, by gender, race, and sector.
- An analysis of low-paid, insecure work in the UK to support the launch of the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Hours Accreditation scheme (2019)
- Labour market analysis for council clients across the UK that examine indicators of pay and job quality by sector, to inform and support local industrial strategy.